The latest on Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino after forward limped off against Atletico Madrid
Liverpool go through as group winners
Liverpool came through another tough test in an ill-tempered affair at Anfield as they saw off Atletico Madrid 2-0 to secure top spot in their Champions League group with two games to play.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota in the first half preceded a red card for Felipe, which essentially killed the tie as a contest.
A contentious red card at Anfield! 🟥
Felipe is given his marching orders for this deliberate trip on Sadio Mane… 😳#UCL pic.twitter.com/9xqrALqYdr
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 3, 2021
Luis Suarez, on his return to Anfield, had the ball in the net midway through the second half, but it was ruled out for a marginal offside
In the end, however, it was a well deserved three points for Klopp’s side, who make it a 100% record in the group stage this season.
However, there was worrying news for Reds fans, as Roberto Firmino was forced off with injury, and headed straight down the tunnel.
The latest on Firmino
Following the game, Jurgen Klopp revealed that Firmino’s injury was to his hamstring, something that he was only just recovering from.
🗣️”If Bobby Firmino didn’t go off with a hamstring injury it would have been much better.”
Jurgen Klopp on finishing top of the group 🤕 #LFC pic.twitter.com/yjcDucyIVt
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 4, 2021
This has left Firmino almost certain to miss this weekend’s clash with high-flying West Ham on Sunday afternoon, further limiting Klopp’s options given that both James Milner and Naby Keita are also both likely to be absent.
Klopp confirms Firmino injury is his hamstring… Retuned in late September after spending close to a month out with a similar issue. Will be sent for imaging to determine the severity – almost certain to miss Sunday, and most likely the upcoming WC qualifiers.#LFC #BRA
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 4, 2021
Can Liverpool muddle through with a stretched squad?